What is Nurse-Family Partnership?

Guthrie’s Nurse-Family Partnership program, administered through Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus, provides the support and information you need as you prepare for your new baby’s arrival. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home to support you throughout your pregnancy and as you become a first-time parent.

Call 570-268-2372 to learn more about the program and how to participate. 

Nurse-Family Partnership Will Help You:

  • Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth
  • Prepare you for the arrival of your newborn
  • Learn about breast and bottle-feeding
  • Learn about your baby’s growth and development
  • Answer your parenting questions
  • Build a strong network for yourself and your baby, including community support services

Contact us to learn more at 570-268-2372

How Much Does the Program Cost and Can My Baby’s Father Participate?

Nurse-Family Partnership is free to all eligible women. Participation is voluntary. NFP encourages fathers, partners, family members, and even friends to be involved in the visits to learn how they can best support you and your baby. You and your nurse can decide together who will join you in the program.

Who Can Enroll?

The program is open to any woman who:

  • Is pregnant with her first child
  • Lives in Bradford, Sullivan, or Tioga counties in Pennsylvania
  • Meets income eligibility

You can join as early in your pregnancy as you like but you must join before week 28 of pregnancy.

Call 570-268-2372 to learn how you can participate in the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

Supporting You at Guthrie

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a community health program that helps transform the lives of women who are pregnant with their first child. Each mother we serve is partnered with a registered nurse (RN) early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits throughout pregnancy that continue through her child's second birthday. We welcome you to view information on each of our nurses in the program, as well as fill out an application, through the links in the right menu of this web page.

Contact us at 570-268-2372 to learn more.